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SD elevator full, shuts doors as a result of poor rail service
The Midwest Cooperatives elevator in Pierre, S.D., has closed its doors because it has no more room for storage. Officials say it's a result of the poor rail service.
Thursday, July, 31, 2014 - Agweek - News

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US grain farmers resort to giant storage bags to avoid cheap sales
As U.S. farmers turn in record grain crops this autumn, many will have a powerful new tool — giant sausage-shaped storage bags — to help them avoid the lowest prices in years and gain more control over trade with giants such as Cargill Inc.
Wednesday, July, 23, 2014 - Reuters - News

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NASS reports good conditions
While federal officials have yet to report prevented-planting acres in the region, crops that have been planted are doing pretty well, according to the latest National Agricultural Statistics Service weekly report, for the week ending July 14.
Monday, July, 21, 2014 - Agweek - News

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University is targeting fall opening of crop lab
BOZEMAN, Mont. — Work is beginning this summer to establish a regional laboratory at Montana State University for diagnosing insects, diseases and weeds in pulse crops.
Monday, July, 21, 2014 - MSU News Service - News

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Fall propane shortage prompts increased tank storage
After spot propane shortages for grain drying last fall, and the permanent loss of a major pipeline to oilfield products, propane suppliers encouraged farmers to install increasing propane storage and then fill those tanks in the summer.
Monday, July, 21, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Rising corn yields, rail delays lead to bin-building boom
Derrick Rauen of Summit, S.D., is on the front lines of what industry experts say is another year in the region’s bin-building binge.
Monday, July, 21, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Insect farm established in South Africa for livestock feed
Work on the world’s largest fly farm has begun in South Africa after the European firm behind the project won much-needed funding from investors, propelling the use of insects as livestock feed beyond academic theory to a commercial venture.
Tuesday, July, 15, 2014 - Reuters - News

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Study: Calif. ag faces record water loss
A new report from the University of California, Davis, shows California agriculture is weathering its worst drought in decades because of groundwater reserves, but the nation’s produce basket might come up dry in the future if it continues to treat those reserves like an unlimited savings account.
Tuesday, July, 15, 2014 - - News

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Heart attacks common around harvest time
During harvest season and even when farmers are gearing up for harvest, rural areas see a large number of heart attacks, says Dr. Thomas Haldis, an interventional cardiologist and medical director of the Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory at Sanford Health in Fargo, N.D.
Friday, July, 11, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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Minn. governor seeks presidential disaster declaration
Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton on Wednesday asked that counties damaged by floods last month be declared a presidential disaster area.
Thursday, July, 10, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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Increasing productivity lowers footprint
During the Bio Industry Summit held May 21 on the main campus of North Dakota State University, Beth Calabotta of Monsanto provided an overview of challenges associated with supplying a growing and ever-wealthier global population with the food, fuel and other products it demands.
Monday, July, 07, 2014 - - News

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Devastating USDA report
Wheat struggled last week with most of the selling tied to the June 30 bearish U.S. Department of Agriculture reports. For the short week ending July 2 (markets closed at noon on July 3 in observance of the Fourth of July and remained closed until July 7 at 8:30 a.m.), September Minneapolis dropped 27.5 cents, September Chicago dropped 18 cents and September Kansas City gave back 43 cents.
Monday, July, 07, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Oregon proponents of GMO labeling expect ballot measure to qualify
Advocates of mandatory labeling of genetically engineered crops in Oregon say they had collected more than enough signatures to qualify a measure for the November ballot, and planned to submit them on Wednesday to state officials.
Wednesday, July, 02, 2014 - - News

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Work abroad affects each state
Zsolt Foldi traveled nearly 5,000 miles from Hungary to work on a North Dakota farm.
Monday, June, 16, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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Rise in ag land prices slows
Upper Midwest agriculturalists have wondered when the big, multi-year run-up in farmland prices will end, or at least slow. A new study in South Dakota indicates the upturn might be running out of steam.
Monday, June, 16, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Veteran crop sprayer says aerial industry important
It’s early afternoon on a picture-postcard day in late May, a rarity in a wet, drizzly spring. Tim “Toby” McPherson is anxious to climb into his spray plane and take advantage of the perfect conditions.
Monday, June, 02, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Conservation amendment would benefit farmers
I am saddened that less than six months into his new job as North Dakota Farmers Union president, Mark Watne has damaged his credibility and sullied the reputation of North Dakota’s most prestigious farm organization.
Tuesday, May, 27, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Family steps up after death of sheep industry giant
Dion Van Well towered over the sheep industry in the Upper Midwest like few do. He was dubbed the “Lion of the Lambs,” in a 2009 Agweek story, and his family vows to continue his legacy. Van Well, 47, died in his sleep of heart failure on Jan. 5 while on a pheasant hunting trip with buddies near Hoven, S.D.
Tuesday, May, 27, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Lebanon’s cannabis farms flourish while army looks away
Driving around his Bekaa Valley farmland, Ali Nasri Shamas carries a revolver by his side and an automatic rifle in the back of his car, weapons he says he’s ready to use if the army moves in to try to destroy his lucrative cannabis crop.
Tuesday, May, 20, 2014 - Reuters - News

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Late spring could shift seed maturities
NEW EFFINGTON, S.D. — Many farmers in the eastern Dakotas face the decision of whether to change out longer-season corn varieties for shorter-season varieties, seedsmen say.
Monday, May, 19, 2014 - Agweek - News

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